Britney Spears just shared a sweet message praising the #freebritney movement

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Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images
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After her father, Jamie Spears, was suspended from his role within her conservatorship, Britney Spears has taken to social media to thank her fans for all their hard work in helping to achieve this.

Initially heading to Twitter (while Facebook and Instagram suffered a world-wide outage), Britney praised the Free Britney movement, and credited fans for helping to partially free her from her 13-year-long conservatorship.

Currently the conservatorship is still ongoing, but following repeat awareness-raising protests from the singer's fans, Britney's damning testimony against her father and her hotshot new lawyer, Matthew Rosengart, it looks likely that the contract imposed upon Britney will be soon coming to a complete end.

"#FreeBritney movement… I have no words," she said, "because of you guys and your constant resilience in freeing me from my conservatorship, my life is now in that direction!!!!!"

"I cried last night for two hours cause my fans are the best and I know it," she added, along with a video of herself posing and smiling at the camera. Her post has since racked up over 1.3 million likes on Instagram and 39.5k retweets.

Fans were clearly pleased to have their hard work acknowledged by the singer, and took to the comments section to share their love. "We love you, Brit!" said one Instagram user, with another commenting "You’re going to be free!"

Her fiaancé, Sam Asghari, also had plenty to say on the topic, and commented: "From a scale of 0-Britney how free are you?"

Just a week earlier, Britney told fans she was on "cloud nine" following her father's suspension from her conservatorship. Jamie's role has been taken over by a new, temporary financial conservator, John Zabel, who holds the reigns until 12 November, which is when Britney's legal team are expected to petition the court to end the conservatorship in its entirety - meaning Britney could finally be free, once and for all.

Britney was initially placed under the conservatorship in 2008, after she publicly experienced a mental health breakdown. The arrangement saw the singer relinquish all legal control over her estate, financial and personal assets, with those rights then granted to her father, Jamie, and a legal team.

But, as more details of the 39-year-old's conservatorship came to light over the years, the Free Britney movement was born. Supporters of the singer were adamant that Britney had been manipulated and controlled by her father whilst under the conservatorship, and argued that she should have greater autonomy over her own life.

Multiple documentaries have also recently aired about the singer's mental health breakdown and subsequent conservatorship – further propelling the Free Britney movement into the spotlight. Although Britney herself has expressed that she doesn't agree with how she's been portrayed in some of the documentaries, she has not explicitly stated if she's unhappy with all of them.

Here's hoping she'll finally be free come 12 November.

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